by Nobuo Uematsu
“ The Prelude ” also known as the “Crystal Theme”, is a recurring piece of music that appears in most Final Fantasy games. It is often considered one of the most important themes in the series, as it is often heard on the file select screen, especially in the Finest Fantasy for Advance releases. Nobuo Uematsu composed the “Prelude” as a last minute addition to the original Final Fantasy. It has become the signature tune of a long-standing series.